National Hug Day (2017-01-21)
National Hug Day is celebrated on the 21st of January. The Day was initiated in the 70s. It is believed that the founder of this holiday was a student who was searching for reason to hug his beloved. The world's greatest collective hug took place in Winnipeg (Canada) in 1998 and 462 people participated. The science research has shown that hugging has a very positive impact on human beings. It is enough to hug someone for about 20 min to significantly reduce the blood pressure and cortisol (the hormone responsible for stress). These people prove to feel much happier. If it comes to children, those who are embraced by parents regularly grow faster and have greater self confidence in grown up life.
On the first Saturday of July similar holiday takes place - it is International Free Hugs Day. On that day people spontaneously embrace others in public places. Free Hugs Campaign was initiated in 2004 by an Australian, alias "Juan Mann".
Take this opportunity- wish happy hug day and send hugs. Send national hug day cards, ecards, hug day quotes, wishes, greetings.